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Author Meyer, Linda, 1962- author.

Title Sentencing in time / Linda Ross Meyer.

Publication Info. Amherst, Massachusetts : Amherst College Press, [2017]


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 Axe JSTOR Open Ebooks  Electronic Book    ---  Available
Description 1 online resource (110 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Series Public works
Public works (Amherst, Mass.)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The phenomenological fallacy: out of sight, out of time -- The cosmological fallacy: time is a thing with quantity -- Doing x amount of time for x amount of crime -- Is meaninglessness itself a kind of justified punishment? -- Bad time and good time -- Alternative: "serving" a sentence: sentencing as service -- Objections and responses -- Appendix: Supreme Court decisions of note: In re: Medley ; Ruiz v. Texas (dissent of Justice Breyer) ; Ewing v. California ; Brown v. Plata ; Pepper v. United States ; Miller v. Alabama.
Summary "Exactly how is it we think the ends of justice are accomplished by means of sentencing a convict to a term in prison? How do we relate a quantitative measure of time--months and years--to the objectives of deterring crime, punishing wrongdoers, and accomplishing a quality of justice for those touched by a criminal act? Linda Meyer investigates these questions, examining the disconnect between our two basic modes of thinking about time--chronologically (seconds, minutes, hours), or phenomenologically (observing, taking note of, or being aware of the passing of time). Meyer asks whether--in overlooking the irreconcilability of these two modes of thinking about time--we are failing to accomplish anything near to the ends we believe the criminal justice system is designed to serve. Drawing on work in philosophy, legal theory, jurisprudence, and the history of penology, Meyer explores how, rather than condemning prisoners to an experience of time bereft of meaning, we might instead make the experience of incarceration constructively meaningful--and thus better aligned with social objectives of deterring crime, reforming offenders, and restoring justice."--Publisher
Subject Sentences (Criminal procedure) -- United States.
Prison sentences -- United States.
Criminal justice, Administration of -- United States.
Sentences (Procédure pénale) -- États-Unis.
Peines d'emprisonnement -- États-Unis.
Justice pénale -- Administration -- États-Unis.
LAW -- General.
Criminal justice, Administration of. (OCoLC)fst00883246
Prison sentences. (OCoLC)fst01077078
Sentences (Criminal procedure) (OCoLC)fst01112638
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Open access publications. MA
Other Form: Print version: Sentencing in time (OCoLC)1002218770
ISBN 9781943208098 (electronic book)
1943208093 (electronic book)
9781943208081 (paperback)
1943208085 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000070533158
AU@ 000070456282

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